16 days in Hunan Itinerary

16 days in Hunan Itinerary

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Guzhang County
— 1 day
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Jishou
— 2 nights
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Fenghuang County
— 2 nights
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Zixing
— 1 day
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Shaoshan
— 1 day
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Changsha
— 1 night
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Zhangjiajie
— 6 nights

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Guzhang County

Guzhang County
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Zuolong Gorges.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Guzhang County trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Guzhang County is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Charlotte to Guzhang County due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Jishou.

Things to do in Guzhang County

Nature · Parks
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Jishou

Jishou
Jishou is a county-level city and the seat of Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan province, China.Located on the west of the province, the city is bordered to the northwest by Huayuan and Baojing Counties, to the northeast by Guzhang County, to the southeast by Luxi County, to the southwest by Fenghuang County. On the 5th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Dehang Canyon and then stroll through Aizhai Winding Road. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pangu Peak, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dehang Quicksand Waterfall, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tianwen Platform.

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Getting from Guzhang County to Jishou by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fenghuang County.

Things to do in Jishou

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Fenghuang County

Fenghuang County ©
The main town of Fenghuang County boasts a rich history of more than 300 years, with well-preserved architecture and cultural traditions.
On the 7th (Mon), get outside with Xiangxi Tianlong Valley Scenic Resort, explore the ancient world of Zhunti Temple of Fenghuang Old City, then contemplate the waterfront views at Xiangxi Shawan Scenic Resort, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Phoenix Ancient Town. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Huangsi Bridge Ancient City, take an in-depth tour of Fenghuang Ancient City Museum, contemplate the long history of Xiong Xiling Former Residence, then snap pictures at Phoenix Hong Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Tuojiang Ancient Street, and finally make a trip to Phoenix East Gate Scenic Area.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fenghuang County travel route builder app.

Drive from Jishou to Fenghuang County in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Zixing.

Things to do in Fenghuang County

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Zixing

Zixing
Zixing is a county-level city in Hunan Province, China, it is under the administration of Chenzhou prefecture-level City.Located on the southeast of the province, it is near to the north of the Chenzhou city proper. On the 9th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Dongjiang Lake Scenic Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Zixing online visit planner.

You can drive from Fenghuang County to Zixing in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shaoshan.

Things to do in Zixing

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Shaoshan

Shaoshan ©
Shaoshan is a county-level city in Hunan Province, China. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Shaoshan Mao Zedong Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Bronze Statue of Chairman Mao, then admire the landmark architecture of Mao Zedong Bronze Statue Square, then contemplate the long history of Mao Zedong's Former Residence (Shao Shan), and finally walk around Mingyuan Park, Shaoshan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Shaoshan travel planner.

You can drive from Zixing to Shaoshan in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Changsha.

Things to do in Shaoshan

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Changsha

Changsha ©

Star City

A good starting point for explorations of the province, Changsha stands as a modern city with 3,000 years of history behind it.
On the 11th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Kai Fu Temple, then have some family-friendly fun at Orange Island Park, then steep yourself in history at Yuelu Academy, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Yuelu.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Changsha tour planner.

Getting from Shaoshan to Changsha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Changsha

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games
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Mount Yuelu
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Historic Site
Yuelu Academy
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Monument
Kai Fu Temple
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Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple and Zhangjiajie Dongfeng Reservoir. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Suoxiyu Nature Reserve and BaiLong Elevator. Spend the 14th (Mon) among lush scenery at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. There's still lots to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the awesome beauty at Tianzi Mountain, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Golden Whip Brook.

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You can fly from Changsha to Zhangjiajie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple
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Wildlife Area
Tianzi Mountain Clouds
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